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English definition of “go”


verb (BECOME)   /ɡoʊ/ (present tense goes, present participle going, past tense went  /went/, past participle gone  /ɡɔn, ɡɑn/)
to become or be in a certain condition : [L] Her father is going blind . [L] If anything goes wrong , you can call our emergency hotline . [L] Because of lack of evidence , the police were forced to let him go free . [I] If you keep applying ice , the swelling will go down (= become smaller ). [I] The computer went down (= stopped operating ) twice last week . [I] The electricity suddenly went off (= stopped operating ). [I] One of these days I’ll have to go on a diet (= start to be on one). [I] I was so exhausted I went to sleep (= started sleeping ) immediately . [I] It was feared for a while that the two countries would go to war (= start to fight a war ) over this dispute . [I] It wasn’t a bad hospital , as hospitals go (= compared with the usual standard of hospitals ), but I still hated being there.
(Definition of go verb (BECOME) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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